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February 9, 1989
1921-25--Reza Khan, a soldier born in a village who rose to command of Persia's major military unit, overthrows government. Later, he forces Qajar Dynasty ruler, Ahmed Shah, to abdicate. Reza Khan becomes shah, or king, changing family name to Pahlavi and calling himself Reza Shah. Changes Persia's name to Iran. 1939-44--Reza Shah flirts with Nazi Germany. British, Soviets invade, force him to abdicate. His son, Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi ascends to Peacock Throne in 1941.
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February 9, 1989
1921-25--Reza Khan, a soldier born in a village who rose to command of Persia's major military unit, overthrows government. Later, he forces Qajar Dynasty ruler, Ahmed Shah, to abdicate. Reza Khan becomes shah, or king, changing family name to Pahlavi and calling himself Reza Shah. Changes Persia's name to Iran. 1939-44--Reza Shah flirts with Nazi Germany. British, Soviets invade, force him to abdicate. His son, Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi ascends to Peacock Throne in 1941.
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April 9, 2003 | Kim Murphy, Times Staff Writer
An old man with long, gray tendrils of beard tottered up to the crown prince here, wailing. The man's son had died the day before in a car accident. What was the family going to do without a wage earner? Saudi Arabia's acting head of state whispered something and sent him on his way. Later, Crown Prince Abdullah retired to his office, a huge room draped in silk and glistening with crystal chandeliers, and signed dispensations for dozens of supplicants who had come that day.
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